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February 18, 2019

206 Rule UPDATE - Cylinder Head Gasket Surface is NOT a tech item.

Effective immediately Briggs & Stratton 206 Engine Rule Update – Non-impacting 19. Cylinder Head – (Updated 2/18/2019)b. Cylinder head must be “as cast”. Factory machining marks on the...

November 30, 2018

2019 Briggs & Stratton 206 US Rule Set RELEASED

That is 10 YEARS without a rule change that has impacted any 206 engine or short block that we have built.  “How many other engine platforms or rule sets can say that?”, stated David Klaus, Director - Briggs...

June 18, 2018

NEW Briggs & Stratton 206 Seal System Released

Starting last week every Briggs & Stratton 206 race engine and short block manufactured will ship with a new custom ‘SMART’ seal system.  “A wealth of engine information will now be available via...

April 10, 2018

206 RULE UPDATE - Cylinder Head Gasket

Date 4/10/18Update Type: Effective Immediately, Non-impacting  Briggs & Stratton 206 HEAD GASKET Rules Set Reminder and UpdateAs we move get into the 2018 race season there is a downward trend in the thickness of...



September 5, 2018

How you mount your 206 engine can cost you TENTHS!

 As the 206 program continues to grow so does the need to revisit past subjects from time to time as new racers enter the ranks.  One fundamental:  How you install your engine will impact performance and life....

June 29, 2017

What is WRONG with karting?

 With the number of times that this topic comes up I feel is worth talking about.  While the cost of tires, the lack of leadership and the like all play a role in limiting the growth I take a different view point...

May 24, 2017

What is Briggs & Stratton Racing doing to protect the integrity of the 206 program?

The beauty of a blog is that I can share some of the efforts we are taking to maintain cost effective racing.  Rumors are amazing in that they can fuel our mind to create a narrative that becomes fact even if word...

February 25, 2017

An Open Letter to Dirt Kart Racers

Let me start by saying that I am passionate about racing because I love it. From the families and friends I have met to the adrenaline and nerves I still get on the warm up lap, it’s my life. I have raced and been...